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Employment at the Commission

EEO Statement

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. It is the policy of The TCFP not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits, and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at the Agency.

Veteran's Employment Preference

Pursuant to Chapter 657 of the Texas Government Code, The TCFP is proud to provide preference in employment to:

  • veterans, including veterans with disabilities;
  • veterans’ surviving spouses who have not remarried; and
  • orphans of veterans who were killed on active duty

Individuals who qualify for veteran’s employment preference are entitled to a preference in employment with our agency over other applicants for the same positions who do not have greater qualifications.

Notice

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. TCFP participates in e-Verify.

Accessibility

Applicants with disabilities and disabled Veterans are encouraged to inform TCFP Human Resources if they need a reasonable accommodation to interview for or perform a job for which they are otherwise qualified. TCFP makes, and will continue to make, reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled Veterans, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on our agency. Individuals may request reasonable accommodation for the application process by contacting Human Resources at 512-936-3841 or hr@tcfp.texas.gov. The request may be made orally or in writing.

Required Application Documents

Applicants must submit the flowing documents for consideration of employment:

  1. A completed State of Texas Application Form (for longer employment history, use the State Application Continuation sheet)
  2. A current resume
  3. A cover letter for your application

Additional documents may be required (writing samples, driving records) for certain positions but if the posting does not indicate that, then only the three documents listed above are required. The agency reserves the right to conduct employment and criminal background checks and to request copies of college transcripts and professional certifications (CPA, CPM, PHR, CPP, etc.).

Applications should be sent to hr@tcfp.texas.gov. If you prefer to send a paper copy of your application to our agency, please send it to:
Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Attention: Human Resources
PO Box 2286
Austin, Texas 78768-2286

Questions about jobs at the agency or application requirements may be referred to Human Resources.

hr@tcfp.texas.gov
512-936-3841
512-936-3814, fax

Verification of Employment Requests

Verification of employment/income for TCFP’s former and current employees is granted to verified prospective employers, government agencies, and outside entities such as leasing and lending institutions.

How can I obtain a verification of employment for a former or current TCFP employee?

  • Requests must be in writing
  • Requests must be submitted to the Human Resources Office only (not faxed to the agency’s general fax number), and
  • The contact phone number, fax number (if included) and domain of the requestor’s email must correspond to the company they represent.

Employers should send a standard VOE form to hr@tcfp.texas.gov and include your contact information in your email. Do not send requests to the agency’s main fax number.Please note that this procedure is strictly for inquiries regarding previous or current TCFP employees and not for fire service personnel.

Current Openings

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Austin Texas Commission on Fire Protection Executive Director Full Time up to $7,716.66/mo